-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Arthur David Anderson

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Date of birth: 4th June 1922
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: William John & Elizabeth Emma Anderson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 159545
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Arthur was born on 4th June 1922 to William and Elizabeth Anderson, of Portsmouth, Hampshire. His naval training was at H.M.S. St Vincent sometime around 1938/39. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



A Christmas card Arthur sent to his family back home from Hood




The inside of the Christmas card





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 47, Column 1






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Arthur's sister, W Anderson (Letter, photo & Christmas card Feb 2001)